As hard as I try to not buy items that are packaged in plastic, there are still things that I have not found an alternative for. Dishwashing liquid is one of them.
What can you do with your dishwashing liquid bottles?
One idea is to reuse them for a home-made cleaning product. I buy Ecover Ecological Dishwashing Liquid (an environmentally friendly product). The label peels off easily and the empty bottle is perfect for housing a home-made toilet bowl cleaner that is cheap to make, environmentally friendly and smells so good that cleaning my toilet is no longer the dreaded chore that it used to be!! Sound too good to be true? Give it a try!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOILET BOWL CLEANER:
What you’ll need: liquid soap, baking soda, white vinegar, tea tree oil, water, empty dishwashing liquid bottle.
How to make: Mix ½ cup liquid soap (try Dr. Bronner’s peppermint or eucalyptus) and 2 cups baking soda together. Work out any lumps with a fork. Dilute with 2/3 cup water and add 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Add 50 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well and pour the final solution into the bottle.
How to use: SHAKE WELL!! Squirt the cleaner inside the toilet, on and under the rim, and under the seat. Use a toilet brush for the inside and a sponge for the rim and seat.
This toilet bowl cleaner recipe came from:
Clean House, Clean Planet, Karen Logan